Last night was a big night for Huawei’s sub-brand Honor as not only it is celebrating its first anniversary as a separate entity but also the launch of several new products under its wing. We have discussed two of them – the Honor 6 Plus and Honor Box – earlier today, so now it is time to take a look at the third product that the company has announced at last night event: the octa-core version of Honor 4X.
In general, it is still the same Honor 4X that the company has unveiled two months ago. This means that the device still feature a 5.5-inch 720p IPS display, 8GB internal storage, 13-megapixels rear camera and 5-megapixels front camera. It even comes with the same EMUI 3.0, 3000mAh battery, dual-SIM function and support for LTE.
So, the main thing that is different with the new variant is its 64-bit Kirin 620 processor which is made by Huawei’s own subsidiary, HiSilicon. Running at a clock speed of 1.2GHz, the processor is equipped with eight ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores together with ARM Mali-450 MP4 as its GPU.
In terms of pricing, it depends on the amount of RAM and the type of mobile networks that a particular model supports. For example, the 1GB TD-LTE/TD-SCDMA model carries a price tag of CNY 799 (RM 452) while the 2GB T TD-LTE/TD-SCDMA model is priced at CNY 999 (RM 563). At the same, the model that supports both FDD-LTE and TD-LTE as well as WCDMA is listed at CNY 899 (RM 507) for 1GB unit and CNY 999 (RM 563) for 2GB unit.
Just like the previous two devices, Huawei didn’t announce any release date for markets outside of China at the moment. With such pricing though, the Honor 4X seems to fit the market environment here in Malaysia which is increasingly in favour of affordable high performance smartphones.